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Here comes the fire


Surely, the 2016 US Presidential Election will go down in the history books as our modern-day equivalent of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. While there have been numerous threats leading up to this moment (the situation in Syria, the actions of Russia and North Korea in general, and Brexit, among other things), this will likely be looked upon by future historians as the major turning point - the final spark that lights a fire the likes of which we've never seen.

Out of 12.86M registered Florida voters
9.3M Voted in the 2016 Race (72%)
4.6M voted for Trump (49%)
4.4M voted for Clinton (48%)
204K voted for Johnson (2.2%)
63K voted for Stein (0.7%)
16K voted for Castle (0.2%)
9K voted for De La Fuente (0.1%)
(99.9% precincts reporting)

3.5M registered Florida voters didn't vote.
Trump won Florida by around 133K votes, giving him Florida's 29 electoral college votes. Several states that went to Trump were within a few percentage points of going to Hillary, states that if she'd won, we'd be looking at a very different result right now.

To everyone in Florida and throughout to rest of the country who was registered to vote, but too apathetic to do so, or who didn't take their duty seriously:
This was not a joke. This was not a drill. You knew what the potential consequences were.
Statements like "I'm not gonna vote, but if I did, I'd write in [insert random actor's name]." isn't funny, it's irresponsible.
Deciding not to vote because you just didn't think it's important enough to do so shows how little you value democracy.
Now we will have a dangerous, narcissistic, racist, misogynist, anti-queer, fear-mongering, fiscally irresponsible, politically inexperienced, habitual liar as president of our country, with a largely republican senate which is unlikely to stop him (or even try).

To all the people who would have voted for Hillary, but were too apathetic to do so: I will never forgive you.

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